Nigerian International Passport: Application, Cost & Renewal

This post on Nigerian International Passport will reveal the new current cost of Nigerian International Passport this May 2023, renewal of the passport, How to apply for Nigerian International Passport online, price, e.t.c.


What is a National Passport?

A passport is a travel document, usually issued by the government of a nation, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder for the purpose of international travel.  A valid Nigerian international passport is a vital piece of document issued to Nigerian citizens intending to travel outside the country.

For new passport applications, Nigeria now offers electronic passports known as e-passports. These passport are in hard copies and not soft copies and is classified as either Standard Nigerian passport or Official e-passport, depending on intended use.

How To Obtain A Valid Nigerian International Passport

The Nigerian International Passport can be obtained in two ways, online or offline. Either ways, they are still the same

Offline International Passport

Usually, this is the most common way that Nigerians are familiar wth. It is also expensive as obtaining your Nigerian passport is done through an agent. I won’t advise that you use this method as the technicalities you would encounter plus the risk of being defrauded is common with applying for a Nigerian passport via an agent.Either ways, you would still have to take your printed documents to the immigration office.

Online Nigerian International Passport Requirement

Below are the guidelines to obtain your international passport online and the required documents:

  • Nigerian Passport Application form (should be completed online & printed out).
  • Payment Slip.
  • Local Government State of Origin.
  • Birth Certificate.
  • Change of name affidavit (if you’ve changed your name before).
  • Photocopy of Applicant’s data page.
  • Two current passport-size photographs.
  • Driver’s License.
  • Processing Nigerian passport fee of N15,000.

Below is the process on how to pay online after you have gotten the above documents.

  • Visit the Home page of Nigeria Immigration Portal here
  • Locate & click on the e-passport tab to in the appropriate application form to start the process
  • Select your preferred passport type.
  • Select your Processing Country.
  • Fill in the form with your current and correct details.
  • Upload the scanned copies of your required documents
  • Select your payment method and proceed to online payment.
  • Click on Submit

Difference between 32 pages International Passport & 64 pages International Passport

There is the 32 pages International Passport, and there is the 64 pages. The 64-page e-Passport was introduced against the backdrop that Nigerians, especially frequent travelers especially businessmen easily exhausted their 32-page passports. It will also aid the individual travelers the cumbersome problem of having to carry bulky passport booklets.

Although, you almost can’t lay your hands on the 64 pages passport without first presenting your filled up or expired 32 pages passport. This is in a bid to make sure that they (immigration officers) remain in business, as the official cost for making a 64 pages international passport is N70,000 for a valid period of 10 years while 32 pages costs N25,000 when you visit the Nigerian Immigration Service office.

Nigerian International Passport Renewal

If you want to renew your Nigerian International passport, you would be required to present the following documents in person at the immigration office. As announced by the Federal government, the new cost of renewing the passport in Nigeria is N70,000. If misplaced, you might be referred to the immigration head office in Abuja to get it done.

Documents needed for Nigerian International Passport Renewal

  • Police Report (if misplaced).
  • The Renewal Fee N70,000.
  • Two (2) passport-size photographs preferably with white background.
  • Applicant should provide Passport Number of lost Passport (if applicable).
    Applicant will be required to appear in person for bio-metric and image acquisition.


It is advisable to apply afresh for a new International Passport rather than go through the stress for the renewal. The Official website of the Nigerian Immigration Service:

Support Email:

Immigration Help desk line: +234 (1) 2714449, 4541452.

Latest news on cost of new International passport (May, 2023)

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday said registration and the issuance of new international passport would cost Nigerians N70,000 while issuance of the new international passport will begin from Monday, May 4 2023 in Abuja.

  • 32-page five-year standard passport stood at N25,000;
  • 64-page five-year standard passport at N35,00;
  • 64-page 10-year standard passport at N70,000;
  • 32-page five-year official passport at N15,000.

The above cost was seen on the punch newspaper and the e-passport will be valid for 10 years to begin by May, 2023 according to Nigerian Immigration (NIS)

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Chizoba Ikenwa

Chizoba is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the founder of Nigerian Infopedia. He is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research


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  1. I saw the new price of international passport here online that 32 page cost #25,000 and I don’t know why they tells me #36,000 at immigration office

    1. Comment: My dear. I was charged 35k for a new passport valid for 5years at the immigration office in Port Harcourt.. According to them, I have to pay higher if I want it prepared immediately. If not, I would wait for over 6monthd to get it

  2. Hi. If I don’t have a driver’s license, does it mean I won’t be able to get the passport?

  3. Comment:can some one apply for international passport and collect it that day

    1. I dont think its possible unless you have connection

  4. Comment:it’s possible cos I did mine @ Abeokuta n I collect it that same day … I don’t no any one there

    1. where in Abeokuta? maybe I can also do mine there.

    2. Comment:pls send me the address on this my WhatsApp number 08132734533 or send me your number

    3. Brother please can u put me through… This is my watsapp number…. 08068862202, Thanks In anticipation. Please help me I need it.

  5. How can I obtain a valid Nigeria Passport in Kaduna State

    1. Kindly visit the immigration office there

  6. what’s the difference btw standard and official passport?

    1. The main difference between standard and official passport is that every Nigerian has the right to apply for Standard Passport while only government officials can apply for Official Passport.

  7. Is possible to get the passport same day you applied for it, is just that you will pay a little higher than the normal price.

  8. How much does it cost to renew an intel passport or is it better to go for a fresh one ??

    1. Renewal is similar with doing a new one. Kindly renew

  9. Comment:@ogundimu idris,where in Abeokuta, pls send me the address or send me your number

    1. just enter abeokuta from Lagos or any were tell the driver you will drop at immigration office I want there today but in luck i forget my old passport so am.goin there tomorrow

  10. Comment:pls send it to this my number 08132734533 am on WhatsApp, I mean the place you do your international passport in Abeokuta, thank you

  11. Exactly how much does it take to renew passport without going through agents?

  12. If i want to renew my international passport and wishes to change my surname due to marriage separation (Divorce have not been finalized), is it possible? What documents should i provide?

    1. Affidavit and publication signifying change of name

  13. Can i renew my passport if my old passport still has about 6 months to expire?

  14. Please my passport is expired and I would love to correct my Date of birth and renew.. How much and how do I go about it sir

    1. the immigration office should help with this

  15. Adebowale Anthony

    It is the same amount the renew one and new one because my own passport is almost expire now and planning to renew it

  16. Hmmmmm. I was charged 45k for urgency since feb but I have seen the passport yet. Nawa oooo

    1. Are you sure they haven’t scammed you?

    2. Please,how much is 32 pages passport renewal?

  17. What if you don’t have a driver license

  18. Good day, my passport s already expired. I was planning on going to renew, but I came across this post while trying to get an idea of the price for renewal. Here, you advised for one to get a Fresh passport instead of renewing the expired one.

    So my question is, when I get to the immigration office, I shouldn’t make mention of my old passport Right? Or should I tell them that I have an expired passport, that I don’t want to renew it but rather, I want a Fresh one?

    Also, won’t our former details show in their system? Since my details were recorded before?

    Thanks. Awaiting your response

  19. Hi. Thanks for the info. But what if you haven’t used any page from your passport but it’s expired and you want to renew it would it still be 70k😭

  20. What process and How much does it cost to change date of birth issue on my passport? Pls i need help

  21. Please can I renew my passport if it’s remaining 11 months to expire?

  22. Could there be any possibilities of receiving your renewal passport same day after capturing?

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